Brixton actress Adjoa Andoh narrates Toni Morrison’s seminal 1987 novel, Beloved, on Radio 4’s 15-Minute Drama series next week. In ten episodes, beginning on Monday 4 January at 10.45 am, Adjoa will take listeners on a haunting journey through post-abolition America.
Toni Morrison’s masterpiece, adapted for the radio by the BBC for the first time, mixes horror with poetry as it tells the story of Sethe, a woman who escaped slavery by crossing the Ohio river, but who, eighteen years later, is still not free. Listen to available episodes of Beloved throughout the week on BBC iplayer.
Adjoa Andoh is known to theatre audiences for her roles on the stages of the RSC, National Theatre and Royal Court and to fans of flagship BBC TV dramas including Casulaty (she starred as staff nurse Collette for an astonishing 90 epidodes), Doctor Who and Jonathan Creek. She made her Hollywood debut in Autumn 2009 starring as Nelson Mandela’s Chief of Staff Brenda Mazibuko alongside Morgan Freeman Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.
Read our interview with Adjoa here.